VA Form 21-526EZ
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
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Can you tell me about 100% disability for lung cancer? What is Special Monthly Compensation K?
How can I find a VA lawyer overseas? What benefits for newly awarded 100% TDIU?
What are Prostate Cancer residuals and ratings? Should I try to get a higher VA disability rating?
VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important?
If there's one thing military members know, it's that when the Defense Department gives you too much money, it will come back for it eventually.The VA is similar, but the system is worse.
Police With Military Experience More Likely to Shoot
Dallas cops who were veterans fired their weapons more
than those who never served in the armed forces, study shows.
VA working to treat polytrauma and TBI Veterans who suffer headaches
Treating Vets with headaches
Here's the New 2019 Social Security Benefit Formula
The Social Security Administration has announced the new
inflation-adjusted calculation method.
Caffeine May Increase Pain Tolerance
A plant-based diet may also help you withstand pain.
Has Your Claim Been Denied?
Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?
You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak
with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.
Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.
Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.
Delay, Deny, Until You Die
In my podcast interview with her, she shares what job seekers need to do to get noticed.
One thing not to do is just shoot your resume with a note that states, “if my qualifications
can benefit you, I’m open to an interview.” Do your research — and explain
how you’ll help the organization you are applying to solve a problem.
How To Develop and Perfect Your Claim / Appeal
Here we are, you've decided to file a claim or you need to begin an appeal
of a recently denied claim and you aren't sure what's the next step?
You'll need to concentrate on satisfying the requirements of filing a VA disability
benefits claim...an event that you can reasonably document, a diagnosed illness
(condition) or injury and a nexus or link between the claimed condition, the claimed event
and disabilities caused by the claimed condition. One of the first steps you can take
to help perfect your claim is to research similar claims and appeals over at the
Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) web site. The BVA is the next level of claims
after the regional office raters have denied your claim for one reason or another. The
BVA search engine can help you to design a similar strategy to the cases you'll
discover where the veteran has prevailed. BVA decisions do not establish a precedent
so you'll have to develop and present your own case in a similar way to what you learn
as you do your research. For example...let's say you're a Vietnam veteran
with boots on the ground service in-country that qualifies you to be eligible for
presumptive benefits related to agent orange exposure. You've been diagnosed,
treated and rated for adult onset diabetes (DMII) for 7 years now but you've been
told that the pains in the calves of your legs are peripheral artery disease (PAD) and you
may soon need surgery. Is the PAD service connected? Can you file for that?
You can learn what you need to know by going to the BVA search engine here and
choosing one or two years to search and then typing in the search terms < diabetes
Vietnam peripheral artery disease > and clicking the search button. The site will return
to you all the cases that have been adjudicated that are similar and contain those
words. Now it's up to you to take the time to read and learn
One thing stands out in the Census report: America’s veterans
are a gray-haired group. More than half of America’s living veterans
are older than 65. Less than one veteran in 10 is younger than 35.
at your VA Clinic...
What Is a Fully Developed Claim?
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.
thousands of veterans who have other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges.
They don't typically qualify for VA benefits, even though many have
service-related trauma. And as a group they have a high suicide rate.
Education and Training
The end of military service marks the start of something new.
The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or other accredited representative.
If you’re a Veteran who lives overseas, you remain entitled to the benefits and services you earned through your military service. Most VA benefits are payable regardless of your place of residence or nationality. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment and burial.
Do You Owe VA Money???
Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA disability benefits and a member
Jim's Mailbag, is a regular column where veterans,
servicemembers, and family members can ask Jim their
You can browse all of these Q&As here, and search the Jim's
Mailbag archives for helpful answers. If Jim hasn't already addressed the questions you have, you can submit your own question.
There are 3 Great Lies,
it's been said...
1) Of course I'll respect you in the
2) The check is in the mail.
3) Hello, we're from the and
we're here to help you.
Many of Them Don't Go Well
Research Study, Now Recruiting Veterans
Emory University is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study.
The objective of our study is to determine if a decrease in the hormone oxytocin, a
hormone known to be involved in social bonding, produces symptoms of depression
and suicidality in returning war veterans due to loss of contact with fellow soldiers.
Overlapping use of opioids and benzodiazepines is associated with increased
risk for overdose. Veterans receiving medications concurrently from the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Medicare may be at higher risk for such overlap.
Aid and Attendance, along with another needs-based benefit called Housebound
Allowance, provide monthly cash assistance paid in addition to a monthly
means-tested pension. The new rules establish a bright-line net worth
limit for pension entitlement. This is a drastic change to the prior eligibility
criteria, which considered multiple factors
What is a VA loan?
Veterans Affairs mortgages, better known as VA loans, offer considerable benefits for eligible
military veterans, service members and spouses who want to buy a home. The main
draw of VA loans is that they make it easier to get financing by offering no down-payment
loans and more lenient credit and income requirements than conventional mortgages.
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He...alleges that "Bologna and his staff (under his direction) are deliberately
delaying [his] claim due to [his] age and the likelihood of [him] dying before
proper award can be made," which the defendant points out in his motion to dismiss.
Lung nodules are quite common, but most are benign. Still, some doctors, worried that
too much distress is harmful to patients, avoid talking about possible cancer. Anxiety, often
long-lasting and sometimes severe, is common among patients with pulmonary nodules
that are detected unintentionally or during tests for another medical condition.
"Not only do veterans consistently achieve higher performance ratings, many have
leadership experience in intensely challenging situations that go far
beyond most civilian experiences,” explains Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent.
Military Records DD 214
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)
Selective Service Records
Deceased Veteran's Claim Files
Individual Deceased Personnel File
Overall, 38 hospitals improved their star ratings in 2018, 40 dropped
in the ratings and 68 stayed the same as last year.
Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.
In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for
Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.
Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing: Info@VeteransPsychEvaluations.com
How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.
It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...
Jobs For Veterans - Grow with Google
Free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Supporting our military service members and their spouses
Explore tools and resources designed to help you transition from military to civilian life
Begin your job search
You can search “jobs for veterans” on Google and enter your Military Occupational
Specialty code (MOS, AFSC, NEC) to see relevant
civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in your military roles.
GROW WITH GOOGLE
Helping veterans make their next move in civilian life
Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.
Army Veteran Wages War on Social-Media Disinformation
Kris Goldsmith hunts fake Facebook pages that try to sow strife by deceiving veterans
Back To School
Deciding to Attend College after the Military
Justice for veterans
Leaders hope to revive court treatment program
Washington will be a test location for a $10 billion project to convert all
Veterans Affairs medical records into electronic form, Department
of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Wednesday in Spokane.
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
We asked our active duty readers about everything from Space Force to their support of the
president and whether we should keep sending forces to Iraq - and here's what they said.
What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?
VBA Derivative Benefits Eligibility
TDIU??? Unemployability Questions??? IU????
I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Have You Received A RAMP Letter?
It’s been a year since Congress first passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act and gave the Veterans Benefits Administration an 18-month window to implement the new program. The agency has less than six months now to stand up a brand new appeals process for veterans, many of whom have longstanding claims and have been waiting on a decision for years.
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VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:
(1) Education benefits
(2) Health care CHAMPVA
(3) Life insurance
(4) Memorial benefits